Total 5715 patents for "2019-04-11"

ODOR CONTROL COMPOSITION AND CARPET HAVING A DURABLE ODOR CONTROL PROPERTY

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105420

A deodorant composition comprising a compound containing an aryl group and exhibiting an acidic property, a carrier, and an optional compatibilizing agent.

USING ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE TO DETERMINE A VALUE FOR A VARIABLE SIZE COMPONENT

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108458

A machine learning model for predicting a size fit satisfaction for a variable size component is trained using at least sizing profiles of a plurality of items and feedbacks of subjects regarding sizing of the plurality of items. The machine learning model is used to determine a value for the variable size component that corresponds to an optimal predicted size fit satisfaction. The determined value of the variable size component is provided for use in creating a new item with a sizing variation based on the determined value.

LABEL FOR WET APPLICATIONS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108776

A label for a bottle where the label is comprised of a laminate where an outer layer (3) is a material susceptible to losing opaqueness when made wet, and an inner layer (5) behind this first layer which is a material that is opaque, and such that it will maintain such opaqueness when wet.

AIR GUN

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107359

An air gun with a barrel, provided with a bore, the bore being connected to the supply channel of the compressed medium. The supply channel is terminated with an annular distribution space arranged around the axis of the barrel, distribution channels connected to the barrel bore running from the annular distribution space towards the axis of the barrel.

HEADSET ON EAR STATE DETECTION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110121

A method and device for detecting whether a headset is on ear. A probe signal is generated for acoustic playback from a speaker. A microphone signal from a microphone is received, the microphone signal comprising at least a portion of the probe signal as received at the microphone. The microphone signal is passed to a state estimator, to produce an estimate of at least one parameter of the portion of the probe signal contained in the microphone signal. The estimate of the at least one parameter is processed to determine whether the headset is on ear.

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109181

A display device includes a substrate in which a first area, a second area and a bending area between the first and second areas are defined, a plurality of pixels disposed above the substrate in the first area, a plurality of conductive layers extending to and intersecting the bending area, a protective film covering the conductive layers and disposed in the bending area, a first portion of the first area adjacent to the bending area, and a second portion of the second area adjacent to the bending area. The display device further includes a plurality of tag layers disposed in the first and second portions and connected to both ends of the conductive layers, wherein the bending area is interposed between the plurality of tag layers. The tag layers are exposed to an outside of the display device by exposure holes defined in the protective film.

HIGH PRESSURE RADIAL POLYMERISATION PROCESS FOR A COPOLYMER OF ETHYLENE SILANE GROUPS CONTAINING COMONOMER

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106518

A copolymer of ethylene with silane groups containing comonomer that is produced in a high pressure radical polymerisation process comprising the steps of: (a) compressing ethylene together with the silane groups containing comonomer under pressure in a compressor, wherein a compressor lubricant is used for lubrication, (b) polymerising ethylene together with the silane groups containing comonomer in a polymerisation zone, (c) separating the obtained ethylene from the unreacted products and recovering the separated ethylene copolymer in a recovery zone, wherein in step a) the compressor lubricant comprises a mineral oil and ethylene copolymer has a silane groups containing comonomer content of 0.5 to 3 wt % and an MFR2 of 0.3 to 10 g/10 min. The copolymer of ethylene with silane groups containing comonomer can be used.

SYSTEM INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND BASE STATION, AND SYSTEM INFORMATION RECEPTION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110243

A core network to which a cell of a base station can be connected may not be specified to be one. For example, a cell may be connected to an EPC, may be connected to a next-generation core network, or may be connected to both an EPC and a next-generation core network. The base station may transmit core network information relating to a core network to which the cell is connected, on the cell. A user equipment may determine whether to camp on the cell on the basis of the core network information.

METHOD OF DETECTION OF CLINICALLY SIGNIFICANT POST-PRANDIAL HYPERGLYCEMIA IN NORMOGLYCEMIC PATIENTS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107530

This invention relates to a method for detecting the presence of or likelihood of a patient of developing occult pancreatic beta cell dysfunction, and a method for detecting the presence of or likelihood of a patient of developing clinically significant post-prandial hyperglycemia. The methods involve (a) measuring a level of alpha-hydroxybutyrate (AHB) in a single fasting baseline biological sample of the patient; (b) comparing the level of AHB in the single fasting baseline biological sample to a reference AHB level; and (c) determining the presence of or likelihood of developing the disorder in the patient based on the comparison in step (b). An increased AHB level at fasting baseline indicates that a normoglycemic, normo-insulinemic and/or non-dyslipidemic patient has developed or has an increased likelihood of developing occult pancreatic beta cell dysfunction. An increased AHB level at fasting baseline and an elevated glucose level of at least about 155 mg/dL at 30 minutes and/or 1 hour indicates that a normoglycemic, normo-insulinemic and/or non-dyslipidemic patient has developed or has an increased likelihood of developing clinically significant post-prandial hyperglycemia.

ELECTRIC KETTLE SYSTEM

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190104880

An electric kettle system designed for particular use onboard passenger transportation vehicles. In many instances, hot beverages are brewed using a separate beverage maker system, but it may be desirable to maintain the warmth/heat of a kettle containing the hot beverage that is separate from the beverage maker system. The electric kettle system described provides a base and a carafe with a locking connection therebetween. The system incorporates a heater plate within the carafe, and the heater plate is activated when the carafe is positioned on the base.

EMULSIFICATION OF HYDROPHOBIC ORGANOPHOSPHOROUS COMPOUNDS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106634

An emulsion includes at least one polymeric surfactant, water and at least one organophosphorous compound. The emulsion may include from about 1% to about 40% of the polymeric surfactant and from about 40% to about 80% of the organophosphorous compound. The emulsion may further include at least one salt or additional surfactant. The at least one polymeric surfactant may include silicone-based surfactants, polyoxypropylene-based surfactants, graft copolymers of polysaccharides, and combinations thereof. The at least one polymeric surfactant may account for about 25% to about 100% by weight of the surfactant content in the emulsion and the at least one secondary surfactant, if present, may account for up to about 75% by weight of the surfactant content in the emulsion. The emulsion may have an average dispersed phase drop size of less than about 5 micron, or less than about 1 micron, after 6 months.

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT USING A LONGITUDINAL GRID PATTERN

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107387

A projection pattern is projected onto a surface of an object from a projection point of a distance by projecting a plurality of beams of light from the projection point. The plurality of beams of light creates a plurality of projection artifacts that is arranged in a grid on the surface of the object. A center projection artifact lies at an intersection of a grid longitude line and a grid latitude line. A projection of the plurality of beams is adjusted so that the longitude line and/or the latitude line is rotated by a predetermined amount from an original position to a new position, resulting in an adjusted projection pattern on the surface of the object. An image of the object, including at least a portion of the adjusted projection pattern, is captured. A distance from the distance sensor to the object is calculated using information from the image.

Electric Motor System

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109557

The purpose of the present invention is to provide an electric motor system such that loss of synchronism of an inverter-driven synchronous motor with no magnetic pole position sensor can be easily detected. In order to achieve the purpose, the present invention pertains to an electric motor equipped with a synchronous motor, an inverter having a power conversion device for driving the synchronous motor, and a load connected to the synchronous motor, and is configured such that loss of synchronism of the synchronous motor is determined on the basis of a direct-current voltage in the power conversion device.

HELMET TO REDUCE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190104798

A protective helmet includes a plurality of fluid filled bladders, impact sensors, valves, and pumps wherein the helmet absorbs energy from an impact to protect a person wearing the helmet from traumatic brain injury. The bladders expel fluid in response to a triggering event such as energy from an impact detected as a pressure spike event and/or detected as an acceleration event. A selected bladder may expel fluid to other bladders, to a reservoir, to the environment outside of the protective helmet, or combinations thereof. In embodiments where the bladders need additional fluid after an impact, one or more pumps may refill selected deflated bladders. When a bladder is underinflated, an indicator light may emit light on an outer surface of the protective helmet to warn that the bladder is not yet ready to be placed in operation to absorb another impact.

EJECTOR

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107124

An ejector includes a shaft coupled to a passage formation member defining a refrigerant passage inside a body, and the shaft is slidably supported by a support member fixed to the body. A drive mechanism moves the shaft in an axial direction to change a passage sectional area of the refrigerant passage. The passage formation member is provided with a vibration suppressive member including a first mobile end that applies a load to enlarge the refrigerant passage and a second mobile end that applies a load to narrow the refrigerant passage. Both the first mobile end and the second mobile end are disposed on a same side of a slide region of the support member in the axial direction.

WALK THERAPY STATION

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105530

Apparatus and associated methods relate to a walking therapy station having multiple right linkages and multiple left linkages, where at least one of the right or left linkages is operably coupled to an actuator to transition the station from a standing mode to a walking mode. In an illustrative example, the station may have five right linkages and five left linkages, with a set of knee pads and foot pads. The station may include an actuator operably coupled to transition the station between walking and standing modes, for example. Various embodiments of the station may enable a user who is disabled or paralyzed to transition from sitting position, to a standing position, and then to a walking position, and provide the user with a very accurate gait and walking motion without putting excessive shear and pressure at the contact points between the station and the user.

ENGINE WITH EXHAUST EMISSION CONTROL DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107024

An engine includes: an NOx catalyst and an SCR catalyst in an exhaust passage; an excess air ratio change device that changes an excess air ratio of an exhaust gas; and a reducing agent supply device that supplies a reducing agent for SCR including a material for NH 3 or NH 3 to a portion between the NOx catalyst and the SCR catalyst in the exhaust passages. The engine controls the reducing agent supply device in such a manner that a quantity of the reducing agent for SCR to be supplied from the reducing agent supply device to the exhaust passage 40 becomes small when the excess air ratio of the exhaust gas during regeneration control to regenerate the NOx catalyst is small, as compared to when the excess air ratio X of the exhaust gas during regeneration control to regenerate the NOx catalyst is large.

Signal Processing Unit and Method for Time of Flight Measurement

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107608

A signal processing unit for time of flight measurement includes an oscillation module, a transmission module, a detection module, a multiplier, an analog-to-digital-converter and a processing module. The oscillation module provides m reference phases. The transmission module generates a set of light impulses based on a selection phase selected out of the m reference phases. The detection module receives a set of reflections of the set of light impulses and to generate a detector signal based on the set of reflections. The multiplier obtains a result of a multiplication of the detector signal by a comparison phase. The analog-to-digital-converter converts the result of the multiplier into a digital signal. The processing module determines the comparison phase or the selection phase and calculates an approximate phase difference between the set of generated light impulses and the set of received reflections based on the digital signal.

STAPLE CARTRIDGE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105042

A staple cartridge can comprise a plurality of staples positioned within a cartridge body, wherein the cartridge body can comprise a tissue-contacting deck and a plurality of ridges extending from the tissue-contacting deck. The ridges can be configured to prevent, or reduce the possibility of, tissue from moving relative to the staple cartridge during use. The staple cartridge can further comprise a plurality of staple cavities, wherein each staple cavity can comprise an opening in the deck which is at least partially surrounded by a ridge. The ridges can comprise a uniform height or a height which varies along the length thereof. The height can vary relative to a proximal end and a distal end of the cartridge body and/or between the center of the cartridge body and the side.

PROCESSING MECHANISM

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105744

A mechanism for machining a workpiece includes a fixing base, a driving member, a connecting member, a cutter, a first guiding sleeve, and a spring. The driving member is positioned above the fixing base. The connecting member is coupled to the driving member. One end of the cutter is fixed to the connecting member, and the cutter is passed through the fixing base to machine the workpiece positioned under the fixing base. The spring is positioned between the connecting member and the fixing base. The spring is compressed when the driving member drives the cutter away from the fixing base to machine the workpiece, and the spring restores to bring the cutter back toward the fixing base after the machining.

SUBLIMATION THERMAL TRANSFER SHEET AND COMBINATION OF SUBLIMATION THERMAL TRANSFER SHEET AND TRANSFER RECEIVING ARTICLE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105934

Provided are a sublimation thermal transfer sheet and a combination of a sublimation thermal transfer sheet and a transfer receiving article that meet the demand for increase in the density of a color image to be formed, that prevent decrease in the adhesiveness of a protective layer optionally formed on the color image.

ELASTOMER COMPOSITION INTENDED FOR EMBEDDING A COMPACT ANTENNA

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190106553

The subject matter of the present patent application constitutes an elastomer composition intended for embedding a compact antenna designed to be used and operated in close proximity with regard to the human body to build short-range wireless communication links.

USING A CAMERA TO ASSIST FORWARD VEHICLES IN A CARAVAN

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190108406

A system for tracking a following vehicle by a leading vehicle. In one example, the system includes a user interface, a camera, an output device, and an electronic controller. The electronic controller is configured to receive, via the user interface, an indication of the following vehicle and recognize the following vehicle. The electronic controller tracks the following vehicle using a video feed from the camera and determines whether the following vehicle is struggling to follow the leading vehicle. The electronic controller also generates a driver notification when the following vehicle is struggling to follow the leading vehicle and outputs, via the output device, the driver notification.

ENERGY SUPPLY DEVICE TO SUPPLY ELECTRICAL ENERGY FOR AT LEAST ONE TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ENERGY SUPPLY DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190105996

An energy supply device to supply electrical energy for a motor vehicle, having a power grid connector for connection of the energy supply device to an alternating current power grid, having at least one first connecting device for producing a cabled electrical connection between the power grid connector and the motor vehicle, and having at least one second connecting device for producing a cableless electrical connection between the power grid connector and the motor vehicle. The first connecting device and the second connecting device are connected to the power grid connector via a common rectifier device.

CANCELLATION OF SPURIOUS INTERMODULATION PRODUCTS PRODUCED IN NONLINEAR CHANNELS BY FREQUENCY HOPPED SIGNALS AND SPURIOUS SIGNALS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109610

A method and apparatus for intermodulation product (IMP) cancellation. In one embodiment, the method comprises: acquiring copies of source signals that create IMPs in a passband of interest; creating copies of the IMPs for use as IMP cancellation signals by either multiplying the source signals together as a series of digital samples such that the multiplied signals create a near real and continuous time copy of the IMPs or creating a sum of the source signals in near real and continuous time and convolving the sum of the source signals with a mathematical model to effectively multiply the signals together to create a copy of the IMPs; adjusting one or both of phase and amplitude of the copies; and using the copies to cancel the IMPs inband of the passband of interest.

PANEL DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109154

A panel device includes a substrate, a common electrode, and an electrostatic protection component. The substrate includes an active area and a peripheral area, the peripheral area is outside of the active area, and a plurality of signal lines is disposed on the substrate. The common electrode is disposed on the substrate, and at least part of the common electrode is disposed in the peripheral area. The electrostatic protection component is disposed in the peripheral area of the substrate and electrically connected to one of the plurality of signal lines and the common electrode, and the electrostatic protection component includes a first double-gate transistor. The first double-gate transistor includes a first gate, a second gate, a first electrode and a second electrode. The first gate is electrically connected to the first electrode, and the second gate is electrically connected to the second electrode.

Heat Capacitive Component Carrier and Method to Produce Said Component Carrier

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190110356

The invention refers to a component carrier realized as a printed circuit board, an intermediate printed circuit board product or an IC-substrate, comprising at least one heat-passage component, said at least one heat-passage component being realized in form of a heat-generating or a heat-absorbing component that is mounted on an outside surface layer or is embedded within at least one inner layer of the component carrier, and further comprising at least one latent-heat storage unit with a phase-change material. The phase-change material is arranged within at least one cavity and integrated within a laminated build-up of the component carrier and is directly thermoconductively coupled with the at least one heat-passage component. The invention also refers to a method for producing said component carrier.

SELECTION BY COMPARTMENTALISED SCREENING

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190107489

The invention describes a method for the identification of compounds which bind to a target component of a biochemical system or modulate the activity of the target, by compartmentalizing the compounds into microcapsules together with the target, such that only a subset of the repertoire is represented in multiple copies in any one microcapsules; and identifying the compound which binds to or modulates the activity of the target. The invention enables the screening of large repertoires of molecules which can serve as leads for drug development.

BOLTED WAFER CHUCK THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WAFER PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190109025

A workpiece holder includes a puck, first and second heating devices in thermal communication with respective inner and outer portions of the puck, and a thermal sink in thermal communication with the puck. The first and second heating devices are independently controllable, and the first and second heating devices are in greater thermal communication with the puck, than thermal communication of the thermal sink with the puck. A method of controlling temperature distribution of a workpiece includes flowing a heat exchange fluid through a thermal sink to establish a reference temperature to a puck, raising temperatures of radially inner and outer portions of the puck to first and second temperatures greater than the reference temperature, by activating respective first and second heating devices disposed in thermal communication with the radially inner and outer portions of the puck, and placing the workpiece on the puck.

Vestibulogram

Pub Date: 2019-04-11

Pub Number: US20190104937

An apparatus for determining a subject's threshold for perceiving acceleration includes a motion platform to execute motions and to receive a response to the executed motions from a subject on the motion platform and a feedback system in communication with the motion platform to receive the subject's responses and to determine a next motion. The next motion has at least one feature determined based on the response of the subject to the executed motions. The apparatus also includes a controller connected to the motion platform and the feedback system to cause the motion platform to execute the motions defined by a motion set